PHIL 441 A: Public Health Ethics

Meeting Time: 
TTh 9:30am - 11:20am
Location: 
EEB 125
SLN: 
19077
Instructor:
Carina Fourie

Additional Details:

This course provides an in-depth study of the philosophical issues arising in the practice and policy of public and population health. Topics covered include assessment of the concept of ‘population’ and its ethical implications, the ethics of compulsory vaccination and targeted HIV-AIDS screening, and the philosophy of epidemiology. Material consists mainly of texts from philosophy and ethics, but, due to the course's interdisciplinary nature, also includes papers from epidemiology, newspaper articles, and actual WA state public health regulations.

TEXT: No Textbook Required – course materials will be available on Canvas.

Catalog Description: 
An in-depth study of the philosophical issues arising in the practice and policy of public health. Material consists mainly of texts from philosophy and ethics, but, due to the course's interdisciplinary nature, also includes papers from epidemiology, newspaper articles, and current public health regulations and campaigns.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Writing (W)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
November 14, 2017 - 9:13pm